Karnataka High Court quashes UP Police notice summoning Twitter India MD

The Karnataka High Court on Friday quashed the notice issued by the UP Police summoning Twitter India managing director Manish Maheshwari to appear in-person for questioning in a case related to a video showing the attack of an elderly man in Ghaziabad last month.

A single judge bench of Justice G Narendar ruled that the petition filed by Maheshwari was maintainable and that the notice issued by the investigating authority under Section 41(A) of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) was done without jurisdiction.

“There is no compliance with the pre-conditions imposed under Section 41(A). In that view of the matter, it can be said that the invocation of powers under Section 41(A) is without jurisdiction,” the court ruled.

The court has, however, allowed the investigating authority to seek information from Maheshwari for the purpose of its investigation under Section 160 of CrPC, either through virtual mode or by visiting the home or office addresses listed by the petitioner in Bengaluru.


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